A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy about ten meters of unique fabrics and some decorative thread to make tablecloths to sell.


Ouleye's Group's story

This group consists of women who show great determination in their income-generating activities. With extensive experience with the Banc Villageois programs, they have developed a spirit of solidarity that helps them to face many situations. Their main activity is small trade. Mrs. Oulèye (sitting at the far right) is the featured borrower for this group. She is a 47-year-old married mother of four children, a boy and three girls. She buys fabrics that she uses to make boubous (large full-length dress) or other items such as tablecloths and bed sheets. She sells these items for cash or on credit in two installments. She will use this loan to buy about ten meters of unique fabrics and some decorative thread to make tablecloths to sell. The profits earned will allow her to help with her family’s daily expenses and to support part of her children’s tuition when school resumes in the near future.

In this group: Ouleye, Ndeye Keme, Marie Therese, Fama, Kadiatou Aliou*, Fatoumata Ibrahima, Astou, Awa Aissatou, Fatou, Fatoumata Abdoulaye, Seynaboou Dieng, Oumou, Binta, Adama, Joseline, Siring, Sire, Katy, Fatou, Ramatoulaye, Mariama Bailo, Maimouna, Faye, Salimatou, Estelle, Oulimatou, Sakoudji, Coumbandiarigne*, Diarra
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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